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Monday, September 10, 2007

Solomon Islands PM delighted to meet top JICA officials

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday expressed delight on a proposed meeting with top officials from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) next week.

Mr Yoshihisa Ueda will visit Solomon Islands from the 15th to 18th including a special sympathy visit to the Western Province to the tsunami victims and observe a project site of the proposed Gizo Hospital reconstruction.

He will also meet with top government officials during his stay in the country.

The new JICA Resident Representative to Solomon Islands Tokuro Watanabe who arrived in the country on 3rd August also made courtesy call to Mr Sogavare on Friday.

Mr Watanabe formally introduced himself to the Solomon Islands Government and made briefing on the past and present activities of JICA in Solomon Islands.

He is the most experienced personnel in JICA’s bilateral cooperation with Solomon Islands.

He first served as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV) from 1983 to 1986 in Auki, the second time as JOCV Volunteer Coordinator from 1990 to 1993, and now the third time as the head of JICA country office.

Source: GCU

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